Hwang Sun-woo Claims Silver Medal at World Swimming Championships

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    June 21, 2022 08:41

    Hwang Sun-woo poses after winning the silver medal in the men's 200-m freestyle at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Monday. /Newsis
    Swimmer Hwang Sun-woo won the silver medal in the men's 200-m freestyle at the FINA World Championships held in Budapest, Hungary on Monday.
    He finished the race in 1:44.47, setting a new Korean record and a new personal best. The 19-year-old swimmer finished second, just 1.26 seconds behind Romania's David Popovici. Tom Dean of Britain, who won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, won the bronze medal.
    Hwang became only the second Korean swimmer to pick up a medal at the biennial event, following Park Tae-hwan's 400-m gold medals in 2007 and 2011 and 200-m bronze in 2007.
    Hwang also became the fourth Asian swimmer to stand on the 200-m freestyle podium at the championships.
    His next race at the event is the men's 100-m freestyle preliminary slated for Tuesday.
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